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The Magnificent Six: Tablets for the Holidays

Tablets have become as standard as smartphones this year. You can see them on the morning commute, in parks, schools—just about anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi connection. But as tablets become more ubiquitous, and the selection of tablets grows, you need to make hard and fast choices about the tablet you buy. If you want our picks for some of the best tablets this season, read on.

Samsung ATIV Tab 3, 5, and 7 Tablets

While Samsung offers portable 11.6-inch tablets with the ATIV Tab 5 and the ATIV Tab 7, they decided to go even smaller with the 10.1-inch ATIV Tab 3 tablet. The ATIV Tab 3 has a 10.1-inch LED-backlit touchscreen with 10-point touch support and 1366 x 768 native resolution.

Computex 2013 Honorable Mentions

The highly successful Computex 2013 show in Taipei wrapped up its week-long showcase of new and upcoming laptops and tablets, and we have brought some of the highlights to you. We wanted to mention a few items that we didn’t get to talk about since, which were showcased at the event.

ASUS Announces New MeMO Pad HD Tablets

Tablets are taking over. Get used to it. Tablets are poised to surpass laptops by 2015, according to an IDC survey. ASUS has been in the thick of tablet production from the beginning, and has placed some verifiable winners in our hands in recent years—notably the Nexus 7, one of the most popular tablets after the iPad.

Acer Iconia W510, W700 Tablets and Windows 8: Only the Beginning

The tablet market has gotten a lot more crowded lately. When Windows 8 was released last October, it became clear that Microsoft was looking to make an impact. Windows 8 features a completely redesigned Start screen with tiles that update in real time, as well as full integration of multi-touch gestures, all of which can be optimized when featured on a tablet.

New Microsoft Surface Tablet

Beneath the Surface, Microsoft—whether they admit it or not—is aiming their sights directly at Apple’s dominance in the tablet market with their new tablet entry, the Microsoft Surface. What does the Surface offer for tablet aficionados, and what does it offer for just you and me?

Hands-On Review: the Sony PRS-T2 Reader

With the introduction of the Sony PRS-T2 Reader, which is available in three colors, the makers of the Kindle and Nook now have to contend with a truly clever and intuitive little eReader. The PRS-T2 has built-in Wi-Fi and at only 5.9-ounces, it is two and half times lighter than the 14.6-ounce Kindle Fire.

The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 10.1" Tablet Takes the Crown for Android Tablets

The first thing you’ll notice about the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 10.1” Tablet is how similar it looks to its predecessor, the ASUS Transformer Prime 10.1” Tablet. It still has a volume rocker and power button on the top, as well as a microSD card slot, reset button, micro-HDMI port and 3.5mm combo audio jack on the left side.

The Acer Iconia Tab A700 10.1" Tablet Goes High-Res

When you first open the box, you’re greeted by the Acer quick start guide. This quick start guide folds out into a four-panel page showing you how to set up your Acer Iconia Tab A700 tablet, complete with pictures and different languages. Remove the quick start guide and you’re face to face with the glossy 10.1” screen. 

The Google Nexus 7 Tablet

What does the introduction of the Google Nexus 7 Android tablet mean to the tablet industry as a whole? Paired with the changes in the Android OS, it could mean a lot to players like Amazon, which now has serious competition in their Kindle Fire tablet arena, but it could also mean quite a bit to giants like Apple, Microsoft and ASUS.

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